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Ideas for the Network Age

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic Supernova Forum 2010! We will be posting video and blog highlights from the event as they become available.


Supernova Forum 2010: Perestroika was held July 29-30, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.

For nine years, the leading technologists, entrepreneurs, business executives, investors, and policy-makers have come to Supernova for strategic insights on our increasingly interconnected world. Our 2010 event will be hosted on the campus of our partner, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Supernova Forum 2010 featured:

  • Insightful sessions on topics such as Networked Business Innovation, Institutional Transformation, Can Social Save Media?, The Evolving Digital Ecosystem, The Privacy Conundrum, and Scaling Startups.
  • Our interactive and dynamic Challenge Session roundtables.
  • A special tech policy forum featuring experts and policy-makers from Washington DC.
  • A stunning collection of Pecha Kucha lightning talks.
  • An afternoon unconference, at which our amazing participants will lead discussions.

The forum brought together a unique group of technology thought leaders with expert academics and influential government officials, plus the networking Supernova is renowned for.

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Supernova in Pictures

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Here's how our graphic recorder, Jonny Goldstein, sees the Supernova Forum 2010 themes. Jonny's live illustrations will enhance the conversations at this year's event.

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The Conference That Makes You Think

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Supernova is all about actionable ideas and productive contacts.

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Compelling Ideas

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Supernova forces you to think ahead of the curve.

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More Than a Conference

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Supernova is an ongoing conversation among thought leaders from business, technology, and government.

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The Event for the Network Age

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Supernova is the only conference that spans the business, technology, and policy impacts of pervasive networks.

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Intellectual Depth

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Supernova is co-hosted by Wharton, ranked the #1 global business school by FT. Faculty like entrepreneurship expert Raffi Amit share insights you won't get elsewhere.

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Where Thought Leaders Gather

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The brightest minds of the Network Age, such as Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Wikipedia head Jimi Wales, gather at Supernova.

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Powerful Networking

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Supernova brings together a dynamic mix of participants in a highly interactive environment.

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Consistently Innovative

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From blogs in 2002 to Second Life in 2005 to Google Wave in 2009, Supernova has always leveraged technologies to innovate.

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The world is changing. Shouldn't conferences change too?

Attention is the scarce resource of the Network Age. While other events use the same old formats, we've rethought Supernova from the ground up, redoubling our emphasis on actionable ideas and productive networking.

Highlights from Supernova 2009


Jonathan Zittrain: Beware the Rise of Closed Platforms

danah boyd: Identity and Perception

Kevin Werbach interviews Alec Ross, Craig Newmark and Jimmy Wales

Chris Anderson: Atoms Are The New Bits

John Hagel on Employees With Passion

Catharine Hays on the Future of Advertising

Peter Guber: Entertainment in the Network Age

Rashmi Sinha, Dave McClure, Christine Herron and Bruce Jenett: Startups, Up From The Ashes

JP Rangaswami on Connections in the Network Age

Susan Wu, Nicole Lazzaro and Amy Jo Kim: Fun with Fun

Anna-Christina Douglas: Frontiers of Real-Time Collaboration

Tim O'Reilly and Dick Costolo: Going With The Flow

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Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Social Business Gets Real

2 Comments | Kevin Werbach | August 17th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Panel at Supernova Forum 2010 featuring Moderator Howard Greenstein (Harbrooke Group), Shawndra Hill (Wharton), Chris Brogan (New Marketing Labs), Deborah Schultz (Altimeter Group), Stephanie Agresta (Porter Novelli)

Social media is now an accepted marketing tool, but how many…

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Pecha Kucha Talks

Comments Off | Kevin Werbach | August 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Supernova Forum 2010 featured a set of talks in the fast-paced Pecha Kucha format by Jonathan McEuen (Frankel Group), Alissa Black (Code for America), Jonny Goldstein (Envizualize), Idit Harel Caperton (World Wide Workshop), and Scott Heiferman (Meetup):

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Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Scaling Startups

Comments Off | Kevin Werbach | August 16th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Panel at Supernova Forum 2010 featuring Moderator Ethan Mollick (Wharton), Chad Dickerson (Etsy), Steve Cohen (Morgan Lewis), Steve Barsh (PackLate), Andreas Weigend (Weigend.com)

Panel at Supernova Forum 2010 featuring Moderator Ethan Mollick (Wharton), Chad Dickerson (Etsy), Steve Cohen (Morgan…

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Innovation in Established Companies

Comments Off | Kevin Werbach | August 13th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

At Supernova Forum 2010, Kevin Werbach talks with Jay Lee (American Express) and David Kidder (Clickable) about how large and small companies can innovate in the current environment.

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Governance and Self-Governance

1 Comment | Kevin Werbach | August 13th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Supernova panel on Governance and Self-Governance in a Broadband World, featuring Moderator Dan Hunter (New York Law School), Brent Olson (AT&T), Paul De Sa (FCC), Jerry Lewis (Comcast), Danny Weitzner (NTIA)

On topics such as privacy, network management, technical…

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Brad Garlinghouse Interview

1 Comment | Kevin Werbach | August 12th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

At Supernova Forum 2010, Kevin Werbach interviews AOL President of Consumer Applications Brad Garlinghouse, on the challenges of a business turnaround.

Suernova Forum 2010 Video: Crossing the Abyss

1 Comment | Kevin Werbach | August 12th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Supernova Forum 2010 session featuring Allan Frank (City of Philadelphia), Chris Lehmann (Science Leadership Academy), Brad Garlinghouse (AOL)

Organizations that thrived in the prior era will not necessarily succeed in the Network Age. Yet the inertia of established…

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Can Social Save Media?

1 Comment | Kevin Werbach | August 11th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Supernova Forum 2010 panel featuring Moderator Peter Fader (Wharton), Jim Bankoff (SB Nation), Lynne Johnson (Advertising Research Foundation), Anita Ondine (Seize the Media), Dina Kaplan (Blip.tv):

The old business models for media clearly aren’t working any more. User-generated content…

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Privacy and Publicness

5 Comments | Kevin Werbach | August 11th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

At Supernova Forum 2010, danah boyd (Microsoft Research) and Jeff Jarvis (BuzzMachine) discuss privacy and publicness in a connected world.

Supernova Forum 2010 Video: Networked Business Innovation

Comments Off | Kevin Werbach | August 10th, 2010 | 2010, Supernova2010, Video

Supernova Forum 2010 panel featuring Moderator David Hsu (Wharton School), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Marc Berejka (Department of Commerce), Andy Weissman (Betaworks).

How is innovation different in a connected environment, where clusters of organizations can easily collaborate and…